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Battles & Casualties Map. Five myths about why the South seceded. By James W.

Five myths about why the South seceded

Loewen February 26, 2011 One hundred fifty years after the Civil War began, we’re still fighting it — or at least fighting over its history. I’ve polled thousands of high school history teachers and spoken about the war to audiences across the country, and there is little agreement even about why the South seceded. Was it over slavery? Pathways to Freedom. Hidden in Plain Sight Teacher Note: More recent information indicates that prominent researchers have time and again debunked the myth of the quilt code.

Pathways to Freedom

There is no historical evidence to indicate that slaves used quilts to communicate information along the Underground Railroad. U.S. Civil War.